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Rukmini Callimachi explains: What the fall of the last ISIS village in Syria means

A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and multiple award-winning journalist Rukmini Callimachi and currently foreign correspondent with The New York Times, draws on her experience covering ISIS to explain how far the loss of territory will restrict the group, but stresses that it continues to exist.

ISIS' territory may be gone, but the US fight against the group is far from over

Thousands of Islamic State fighters are also still at large in Iraq and Syria, biding their time to rearm and regroup to strike the same regions again.

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Last Islamic State village in Syria falls, caliphate crumbles

In the last weeks, the militants’ families fled for their lives, their black-clad wives streaming into the desert by the tens of thousands. Some of them defiantly chanted Islamic State slogans and lobbed fistfuls of dirt at reporters.

The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

This timeline chronicles the lightning rise, cruel reign and gradual fall of Islamic State.

Islamic State defeated, 'caliphate' eliminated, says US-backed SDF

Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday.

Syria slams Trump, vows to recover Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Trump said on Thursday it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in US policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.

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For Syrians, 8 years of war leaves stories of loss and hope

What started as peaceful protests in 2011 asking for government change turned into one of the cruellest modern wars and left a trail of broken lives among the country’s pre-war population of 23 million.

2 American children may be trapped in the last ISIS village in Syria

As the years long battle to destroy the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate draws to an end, Western governments have struggled to deal with citizens who joined the terrorist organization.

Does Islamic State still pose a threat?

Islamic State's possession of land in Iraq and Syria set it apart from other like-minded groups such as al Qaeda and became central to its mission when it declared a caliphate in 2014, claiming sovereignty over all Muslim lands and peoples.

US to leave 200 American peacekeepers in Syria after pullout

Donald Trump has been under pressure from multiple advisers to adjust his policy to ensure the protection of Kurdish forces, who supported the fight against Islamic State and who might now be threatened by Turkey, and to serve as a bulwark against Iran's influence.

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Battle for Islamic State's last enclave

With the militants besieged on three sides by the SDF and civilians continuing to leave the pocket, a military defeat of the IS fighters seemed inevitable, though it wasn't clear how many fighters remained in Baghouz

Trump move to pull US troops from Syria opens way to turmoil

Trump's declaration of victory was far from unanimous, and officials said U.S. defense and military leaders were trying to dissuade him from ordering the withdrawal right up until the last minute.

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With little aid, Syria's Raqqa struggles to revive schools

More than a year since the United States and its allies defeated Islamic State at Raqqa, many of the city’s schools still look like battlefields with buildings left lying in rubble and playgrounds dotted with wrecked cars

Defining pictures of 2016: From Syria civil war to US elections, a glimpse into the year that was

From the migrant crisis to the civil war in Syria and the US elections, here is a collection of some of the best moments in 2016.

Syria: Leading Russian musicians hold concert in Palmyra's ruined theatre

Leading Russian musicians on May 5 staged a classical concert in the ancient theatre of Syria's ravaged Palmyra in a show by the Kremlin to herald its successes in the war-torn country.

Love in the time of war: Stunning wedding photography amid the Syrian ruins

Jafar Meray — a Syrian photographer who has photographed newlyweds in the backdrop of war-torn Syria's ruins — has created quite a buzz on social media.

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Canada welcomes first batch of Syrian refugees at Toronto airport

Canada welcomed 163 Syrian refugees, taking in the first of a planned 25,000 in a matter of months and promising them a better life as they flee their country's horrific war.

Top Frames: Syria refugee crisis, Sania's US Open triumph

Here's the collection of best pictures from last week's events from all around the world.

Global artists pay homage to Syrian child Aylan Kurdi who drowned off Turkey coast

Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned off Turkey coast on Wednesday, world artists unitedly illustrated to draw attention to the crisis.

Inside pictures of life under Islamic State rule

Areas ruled by the Islamic State are under a bureaucracy of terror: repentance cards, weapons lists, leaflets with rules for women.

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The doctor who became an enemy of the Syrian regime

Since the beginning of Syria’s civil war, the Bashar Al-Assad government has targeted and killed hundreds of medical workers. Many have fled. This is the story of one doctor, Mohammed al-Bardan, who did not.

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